Dr. Mark Hickman Is Offering Vasectomy Reversal Surgery At An All-Inclusive Cost

Dr. Mark Hickman MD, FACS, is offering an all-inclusive vasectomy reversal procedure from his medical center in New Braunfels, TX. Dr. Hickman’s patients come from all over Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and across the USA.

Dr. Hickman offers two all-inclusive affordable options for vasectomy reversal. The microsurgical vasectomy reversal cost option of $3,300 includes local anesthesia and an oral sedative. The $4,200 procedure is performed under IV sedation that is administered by a Board Certified Anesthesiologist. Both microsurgical options are all-inclusive with no hidden fees and have a high success rate.

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When performing microsurgical vasectomy reversal under local anesthesia, a small incision is made on each side of the scrotal skin. The two ends of the vas deferens are found and freed from the surrounding scar tissue. Then, a microsurgical repair of the vas deferens is done using a Zeiss OPMI-MDM operating microscope utilizing a 10-0 nylon suture, which is much finer than a human’s hair. The repair requires 10-15 stitches. The goal is to create direct and careful alignment of the lumen of the two ends of the vas along with a watertight closure.

After the aforementioned procedure, a sample of fluid from the testicular end of the vas deferens is placed on a glass slide and examined under a laboratory microscope to check for the presence of sperm. Since the testicle continues to produce sperm after a vasectomy, the fluid from the vas deferens could contain sperm. Three possible situations may be encountered when examining the fluid sample. The first and best situation is that the fluid will contain whole sperm. The second possible scenario, and more common, is that the fluid is thin and contains only sperm parts or no whole sperm. The third possible scenario is that the fluid is thick, pasty, and contains no sperm.

This last phenomenon usually means that there is an obstruction called an epididymal blowout. This means that the vas is obstructed at two levels - at the vasectomy site and by rupture of the tube in the epididymis. This calls for a vasoepididymostomy to be performed in addition to the vasovasostomy. The surgeon cannot make this determination by the age of the vasectomy but only through examination of the semen. Both sites require repair for a successful outcome, and these procedures can be accomplished at the same time. The technique for the vasoepididymostomy is a microscopic invagination of the epididymal tube into the lumen of the vas deferens using 10-0 nylon sutures. There is no additional cost to reverse a vasectomy if both repairs must be done.

Dr. Mark Hickman is an expert in laparoscopic (minimally invasive telescopic) procedures. He has invented several surgical instruments, has been awarded a U.S. patent, and is recognized as a contributor to several other important minimally invasive patents. He began his private practice in New Braunfels, TX in 1988 and soon after became an early pioneer of laparoscopic surgery. He also served his country in Operation Desert Storm aboard the hospital ship USNS Mercy.

A recent review of Dr. Mark Hickman’s services from his Google My Business page says, “I cannot express my gratitude towards Dr. Hickman! My son passed away at 13, which was 12 years after my vasectomy. A couple of years later we decided we’d like to try and have children again. So after nearly 15 years of being sterile and a lot of research, we flew to Texas and met with Dr. Hickman! Best decision ever! He was extremely professional and REAL about what to expect. The success chances were low but there would be a chance! 3 years after the reversal we were pregnant and couldn’t have been more excited! 6 years post-surgery, we have 3 baby boys! Our middle baby boy - turned out God needed him more than we did at a month old. However, he was born 100 percent healthy and never experienced any issues. I’m writing this review 9 years post-surgery!”

Readers looking to reverse a vasectomy can contact the doctor’s office at the phone number 830-660-0600. Out-of-town patients can even ask the doctor’s office to arrange special accommodations.


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Dr. Mark Hickman
Microsurgical Vasectomy Reversals by Dr. Mark Hickman
598 N Union Ave #200
New Braunfels, TX 78130